"Ensuring gender parity has become a great challenge for the modern world. In the
recent decade a surge of feminism has been observed world wide. Is it antagonised to the
social order or is just a reflection of humanism, dignity and liberation?
To answer this question an international seminar on `Challenging Patriarchy: A Humanist
Perspective' was jointly organised by the departments of Political Science and History,
Patna Women's College, Patna University. The seminar was organised in collaboration with
Gender Resource Centre, Women Development Corporation, Department of Social Welfare, GoB,
Patna and Centre for Gender Studies, Patna from 26th to 28th October, 2016.
This book comprises of 25 selected research papers presented in the seminar. Chapters
are both in English and Hindi on visible patriarchy, growing challenges, contrasting
dialogue and changing behavioural patterns."